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Erik van de Loo

Affiliate Professor of Organisational Behaviour


Erik van de Loo is affiliate professor Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD.

He is co-founder and co-director of the INSEAD Executive Masters in Change, based on a system-psychodynamic approach.

He previously held professorships at Free University Amsterdam and TIAS at University Tilburg in the Netherlands as well as UniRazak University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

He has studied clinical psychology and philosophical antropology (cum laude) at Radboud University Nijmegen, became Doctor in Social Sciences at Leiden University (1987) and obtained a masters in Work, Organization and Health at SIOO (1998).

He completed trainings to become a licensed psychotherapist (1999) and psychoanalyst at the Dutch Psychoanalytic Society (2000).

His recent research and publications are about the transgenerational impact of collective trauma on the development of leader values, unconscious phantasy patterns in leaders, (un)conscious board dynamics and leadership processes in hospitals.

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To Find Your Dream Career, Show Your Unconscious Who’s Boss

K. Min, E. van de Loo

The social pressures you think are holding you back are most likely your own projection.
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Leadership & Organisations

The Role of the Board in Times of Distress

J. Winter, E. van de Loo

If companies are to survive the coronavirus, corporate boards need to exercise collaborative, proactive leadership.

Leadership & Organisations

How Leadership Can Emerge From the Trauma of History

E. van de Loo, L. Tcholakian, R. Lehman

Victims of intergenerational adversity can channel the darkness of the past into five uniquely positive values.
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Leadership & Organisations

For the Truth About How Bosses Behave, Ask Their Assistants

Erik van de Loo & Kees Cools

The eyes and ears of corporate culture, executive assistants have a front-row seat to the integrity dilemmas faced by top management.
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Leadership & Organisations

Corporate Culture Is an Alarmingly Low Priority for Boards

Erik van de Loo & Jaap Winter

There appears to be a significant discrepancy between what board directors believe and what happens in practice.

Leadership & Organisations

The Value Lurking in Your “Leadership Unconscious”

Roger Lehman & Erik van de Loo

The crucial components to decision-making dilemmas may exist outside of your conscious awareness.